Ana Luisa Stuckett, PhD
Clinical Trials Panel
Job Title: Community Medical Liaison
Current Employer: Syneos Health supporting GlaxoSmithKline PLC
Postdoctoral Research Associate at Texas A&M Health Science Center, Houston, TX (2016)
Postdoctoral Research Associate at The University of Texas, Health Science Center, Houston, TX (2010)
Ph.D. in Microbiology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland (2009)
M.S. in Food Biotechnology, The University of Reading, Reading, UK (2004)
B.S. in Agro-Industrial Engineering, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal (2003)
My earlier training was in Food Science and Technology. My love for basic science led me to purse a PhD in Microbiology followed by Postdoctoral training here at the Texas Medical Center, where I had the opportunity to work across institutions on the identification of microbial virulence factors and host-pathogen interactions. I then transitioned into clinical research and spent 4 years at the Investigational Cancer Therapeutics Department at MD Anderson Cancer Center as part of a team conducting Phase 1 clinical trials. I spent 2 years as a Clinical Studies Coordinator where I worked with oncology patients preparing to enroll in a clinical trial. I later transitioned into a Regulatory Coordinator role, which allowed me to be involved in all protocol startup and regulatory maintenance activities. I am currently working as a Community Medical Liaison with Syneos Health supporting GSK, where I travel to discuss with Health Care Providers the latest clinical data on GSK oncology drugs.
Most useful skill sets acquired from/for your field:
Attention to detail; ability to communicate clearly and concisely; ability to work within a team.
What I love most about my job:
Every day, I am learning and/or teaching something new. Empowering clinicians and nurses with the latest clinical trial information can have a huge impact in a patients’ life.